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Fayetteville police: 20-year-old charged in connection with fatal shooting

Posted January 8, 2013 11:43 a.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man was charged Tuesday in connection with a Jan. 1 shooting on Woodmark Drive that killed a 19-year-old, police said. 

Dion Laquan Johnson, 20, of the 900 block of Louise Circle, turned himself in to police Tuesday morning and was charged with second-degree murder. 

According to investigators, Johnson shot William Earl Barnes III about 2:15 a.m. near a home in the 6800 block of Woodmark Drive in the Cliffdale West subdivision. Barnes was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he died after undergoing surgery.

Neighbors said they saw about 15 to 20 cars at the house before the shooting and bottles of alcohol strewn across the yard.

Police said Barnes was shot while at a social gathering.

Johnson was in the Cumberland County jail Tuesday morning.